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Saturday, December 23, 2006

Some other farms to support

Here is a list of some other farms to support, it comes from the Ct Dept of Ag.


Small livestock farms are a unique and important part of Connecticut agriculture, the landscape, economy and rural character. Local livestock farms offer residents of Connecticut an opportunity to purchase locally raised beef, lamb, goat, chicken, turkey and fresh eggs. Go out and take advantage of having the peace of mind knowing your meats are locally raised and good for your health. Experience the satisfaction that comes from knowing buying local meats is supporting the success of your farming community. This listing will help you navigate your way around Connecticut to find all the wonderful meats that the state has to offer!

B – Beef/Cattle
P – Chicken/Eggs
T – Turkey
G – Goats
S – Pork
L – Lamb/Sheep

Fairfield County
Hidden Meadow Farm T
Contact: Johan van Achterberg
359 Silver Hill Road
Easton, CT 06612
Phone: (203) 261-2156

White, heritage turkeys at times, dressed, retail

Snow's Dairy Farm B, P
Contact: Philip Snow
550 Sport Hill Road
Easton, CT 06612
Phone: (203) 261-2020
Fax: (203) 459-9370

Farm fresh egg for sale. Beef calves, Hereford and Scotting Highlands for sale.

Rywolt Farm B
Contact: Thomas Rywolt
19 Pine Hill Road
New Fairfield, CT 06812
Phone: (203) 746-6912

Working farm established in the realy 1900's. We specalize in raising milk fed veal & all cows & calves are fed only food raised on the farm and are antibiotic free. (Rte. 37 North to Pine Hill Rd.)

Hartford County
Ironwood Farm LLC B, P
Contact: Susan Engwall
348 East Hill Road
Canton, CT 06019
Phone: (860) 693-1371

All natural grass-fed beef raised without hormones; also all-natural grass-fed Kobe beef well-known for flavor & tenderness, very low in trans fat, raised without hormones. Eggs from cage-free hens.

Potrepka Farm G
Contact: James Potrepka
150-6E Burritt Street
Plantsville, CT 06479
Phone: (860) 628-6431

Raising Boer meat goats. Hormone and antibiotic free. Plan ahead for a fresh package of goat meat for holidays, special occasions, and everyday use!

Tulmeadow Farm T
Contact: Don Tuller
255 Farms Village Road (Rte 309)
West Simsbury, CT 06097
Phone: (860) 658-1430

Open: April – December. White & retail turkeys.

Contact: Erica Fearn G
685 North Stone Street
West Suffield, CT 06093
Phone: (860) 668-6217

Meat goats for sale. Quality percentage boer bucklings and does avilable. Farm open by appointment only.

Litchfield County
Eaglewood Farms S, B, P, G
Contact: David Finn
325 New Hartford Rd
Barkhamsted, CT
Phone: (860) 379-5978
Fax: (860) 379-5978

Providing all natural, USDA inspected pork, beef, goat (limited supply), chicken and eggs. Contact us for a price list – we sell halves, wholes, live or in a variety of cuts.

Bethlehem Boer Goats G
Contact: Christos Glynos
93 Kasson Road
Bethlehem, CT 06751
Phone: (203) 266-5935
Fax: (203) 266-7916
Producers of premier Savannah meat goats with South African genetics. Boer meat goat breeding sock available.

Stuart Family Farm B
Contact: Bill & Deb Stuart
191 Northrup Street
Bridgewater , CT 06752
Phone: (860) 210-0595
Fax: (860) 210-1425

We specalize in healthy, delicious all-natural beef. Come visit our farm stand and check out our large selection of steaks, roasts and ground beef. Please contact us to request a product/price list.

Thistledown Farm B
Contact: Franklin McCann
119 Botsford Hill Road
Bridgewater , CT 06752
Phone: (860) 354-4628
Fax: (860) 354-4628

Raising quality, grass fed Belted Galloway beef cattle.

Windy Hill Farm B
Contact: Doug Allen
18 Hillhouse Road
Goshen, CT 06756
Phone: (860) 491-3021

Raising polled Herefords for over 25 years. Selling feeder call every spring!

Golden Acres Farm T
Contact: Michael Orefice
231 Leadmine Brook Road
Harwinton, CT 06791
Phone: (860) 485-9155

Turkeys: white, live, dressed, retail

Grand View Farm B
Contact: James Lucas
119 Woodchuck Lane
Harwinton, CT 06791
Phone: (860) 485-9478
Fax: (860) 485-1074

Registered polled herfords. All naturally fed and gene tested for tenderness. Hormone and antibodic free.

Laurel Ridge Farm, LLC B
Contact: John Morosani
164 Wigwam Road
Litchfield, CT 06759
Phone: (860) 567-8122

We raise and sell grass fed beef which tied for first place in the 2006 taste test of 15 nationwide grass fed producers conducted by the New York Times. Farm stand open Saturdays from 10am to 2pm at 66 Wigwam Road. Give us a call for more information and pricing!

Stonehedge Farm B, S, P
Contact: Don Govostki
10 Harmony Hill Road
New Hartford, CT 06057
Phone: (860) 482-1030
Fax: (860) 626-1316

Raising quality, grass fed beef since 1994. Pork also available for sale. Ask about our farm fresh eggs!

Klein's Valley Goat Farm G
Contact: Reiner Klein
76 Tamarack Road RR 6
New Milford, CT 06776
Phone: (860) 355-3914
Beef available. Purebred Toggenbergs also for sale. Call for more information.

Kandew Farms P
Contact: Andrew Puskas
65 Eastwood Road
Roxbury, CT 06783
Phone: (860) 355-3664
Call for appointment. Bourbon Red, live, retail, wholesale.

Ox Hollow Farm B, S
Contact: Mark & Tammie Maynard
Roxbury, CT 06798
Phone: (203) 263-6807

We sell the finest all natural beef & pork products that are hormone and antibiotic free! We pride ourselves on raising the higest quality meat that the consumer can purchase. Visit us at the New Canaan, Darien or Westport farmers’ markets. Come for a visit & try some today!

Sleepy Hollow Farm L, B
Contact: Martha & Ron Rice
128 High Street
Terryville, CT 06786
Phone: (860) 583-4332

Easter lambs, freezer lambs, Angus beef & Corriedale sheep available. Fleeces, roving for handspinning.

New Morning Natural and Organic Foods T
Contact: John Pittiari
738 Main Street South
P.O. Box 429
Woodbury, CT 06798
Phone: (203) 263-4868

White, dressed, retail, Thanksgiving and Christmas fresh and organic all year fresh and frozen. USDA Certified Organic.

Middlesex County
Thistle Downs Southdowns L
Contact: Sarah Lightfoot-Brundage
143 Route 81
Killingworth, CT 06419
Phone: (860) 663-3630

Freezer lambs, breeding stock and wool handbags and accessories.

New Haven County
Gozzi Turkey Farms T
Contact: Bill Gozzi
2443 Route 1
Guilford, CT 06473
Phone: (203) 453-2771

White turkeys, live, dressed, retail and wholesale.

Back Scratch Farm T
Contact: Bob Schmidt
211 River Road
Madison, CT 06443
Phone: (860) 663-1695

White turkeys, live, dressed, and retail

Oxbury Farm B, S
Contact: Ron Turmel Sr.
9 Pope Road
Oxford, CT 06478
Phone: (203) 264-1659

We offer grass & grain fed beef along with grain fed hogs.

Rowland Farm S, P
Contact: Charlie Rowland
72 Towner Lane
Oxford, CT 06478
Phone: (203) 888-1599

Feeder pigs, roasters, & market hogs. Native beef. Custom broilers. Quality local farm products since 1900.

Bomba Bros. Dairy, Inc. B, S
Contact: Eugene & Edward Bomba
79 Great Hill Road
Seymour, CT 06483
Phone: (203) 735-2862

Family owned & operated since 1912. We raise quality homegrown beef & pork. Our meats are inspected, labeled, & frozen when received by our customers. Now taking orders for our custom meats.
New London County
Campbell's Farm B
Contact: Richard Campbell
92 Campbell Road
Griswold, CT 06351
Phone: (860) 376-0038

A 7th generation family farm. Farm raised, all natural, USDA inspected beef available at our seasonal farm stand. Steaks, ground beef, patties, beef hot dogs, and beef kielbasa!

Cranbery Meadow Farm B
Contact: Tom & Nancy Kalal
80 Grassy Hill Road
East Lyme, CT 06333
Phone: (860) 437-7828

We raise all-natural Scottish Highland beef, a meat lower in cholesterol & fat than standard breeds. The Queen of England keeps this breed for her table, it is so flavorful!

Red and White Orchard T
Contact: John and Judi Nemeth
335 Lebanon Road (Rt. 87)
Franklin, CT 06254
Phone: (860) 642-6791

Open all year, Sun-Sat. Turkeys in November. White, dressed, dressing available, retail.

Fire & Fleece Farm L
Contact: Muriel Weber
104 Thomas Road
Ledyard, CT 06339
Phone: (860) 464-9980

White and natural colored lambs. Gorgeous yarn, cuddly fleeces, and beautiful hides. Handknit mittens, hats and kitting patterns all available.

Far Away Acres Farm L
Contact: Doris Kowalyshyn
876 Rte. 32
North Franklin, CT 06254
Phone: (860) 642-6210

Shropshire sheep. Easter lambs, freezer lambs, pets or breeding stock.

Kindred Crossing B, S, L
Contact: Lisa Kowalyshyn
868 Route 32
North Franklin, CT 06254
Phone: (860) 642-4243

Naturally raised breeding & market animals for sale. Family farm dedicated to conserving these Heritage Breeds: White Galloway cattle, Shropshire & Oxford sheep, & Tamworth pigs. Wool products available.

Four Mile River Farm B, P
Contact: Nancy & Irene Corsino
124 Four Mile River Road
Old Lyme, CT 06371
Phone: (860) 434-2378
Fax: (860) 434-3588

Raising quality grass fed beef since 1985. Ask about our all beef nitrate-free hotdogs & kielbasa. Farm fresh eggs. Year round farm stand. Visit us at

Woodbridge Farm P
Contact: Julia & David Smagorinsky
30 Woodbridge Road
Salem, CT 06420
Phone: (860) 889-5797

Available all year. Pastured, bio-dynamic heritage turkeys, dressed, frozen.

Stonington Beef B
Contact: Mike & Elisha Riley
565 North Main Street
Stonington, CT 06378
Phone: (860) 535-1157

100% Natural, locally raised, home-grown beef. Grass & grain fed; hormone and antibiotic free. USDA inspected registered Shorthorn beef provided in vacuum-sealed packages. Taste the different yourself! Call for additional information.

Secchiaroli Farm B, G, P
Contact: Jonathan Secchiaroli
62 Miner Lane
Waterford, CT 06385
Phone: (860) 922-7608

Free range, grass-fed Hereford & Scottish Highland cattle. We have goats, chickens, and fresh eggs. Rabbits are also available. All animals are horomones and antibiotics free.

Secchiaroli Piggery S
Contact: Jonathan Secchiaroli
72 Miner Lane
Waterford, CT 06385
Phone: (860) 443-2559

Specializing in naturally raised feeder pigs, roasters, & market hogs. Large selection & different breeds available. Family operated farm since 1911.

Tolland County
Turtle Creek Farm L
Contact: Regina Malsbury
409 Nathan Hale Road
Coventry, CT 06238
Phone: (860) 742-5483

Raising Coopworth sheep since 1999. Products include all natural lamb meat & breeding stock. Coated fleeces, white & natural colored, rovings & hand-dyed yarns also available.

Hoffman Farm B
Contact: Michael & Luann Hoffman
111 Hoffman Road
Ellington, CT 06029
Phone: (860) 872-8073

We sell grass fed, hormone and antibiotic free Angus beef on our farm. We sell freezer beef in halves, quarters or whole animals. We anticipate having individual cuts soon.

Reynolds Farm B
Contact: Ed & Liz Reynolds
558 Buckley Highway
Enfield, CT 06076
Phone: (860) 684-7214

Premium grass fed heritage beef. We sell freezer beef and fresh quarters/halves custom cut locally to customer specifications. Registered Galloway breeding stock also available.

Winterbrook Farm L
Contact: Kirby & Laura Judd
116 Beffa Road
Stafford Springs, CT 06076
Phone: (860) 684-2124

Easter lambs are our specality! Registered Dorset and Texel cross lambs.

Windham County
Sweet Farm T
Contact: Wayne Sweet
330 Canterbury Road (Rte. 169)
Brooklyn, CT 06234
Phone: (860) 779-0212

Call for appointment – white, bronze, live, retail, wholesale turkeys.

Contact: Roger Daigneault S
276 Brooklyn Road
Canterbury, CT 06331
Phone: (860) 546-9521

Grain fed feeder pigs and roasting pigs available for sale.

Black River Beef B
142 Chaplin Street
Chaplin, CT 06235
Phone: (860) 455-9402

Naturally grass-finished beef. Hormone and antibiotic free. USDA inspected. Each cut vacuum-packed, labeled & flash-frozen. Buy one steak or a whole steer. It's the best beef you ever tasted!

Abbott Spring Farm T
Contact: James Labbe
293 Brayman Hollow Road
Pomfret Center, CT 06259
Phone: (860) 774-1268

Turkeys only available at Thanksgiving, dressed, retail

Wind Swept Farms B
Contact: Jay Teklenski
135 Gager Hill Road
Scotland, CT 06264
Phone: (860) 423-3108

Grass fed free range Angus beef. Superior quality beef from herd grown & raised on grass/alfalfa pastures of eastern CT. Humanely raised & handled, hormone and antibiotic free. Healthy, delicious beef, reasonably priced, satisfaction guaranteed.

Ekonk Hill Turkey Farm P
Contact: Rick & Jon Hermonot
227 Ekonk Hill Road
Sterling, CT 06377
Phone: (860) 564-0279

Call to reserve turkeys in time for Thanksgiving – white, live, dressed, dressing available, retail


All and any descriptions claiming “hormone and antibiotic free” are not certified or inspected to be such by the Connecticut Department of Agriculture and are described to be “hormone and antibiotic free” by the farm themselves. Any questions on this topic should first be directed to the farm then secondly to the Department of Agriculture.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

If we don't have it these fines folks do


I just wanted to pass on some information for those of you who have been searching for meat etc, we are sending customers to farms that we trust so if you can't get what you need from us we strongly suggest contacting these people.

Both of these farms are worked by great great people who, as with all of us small farms, can use your support, they all work off the farm, have the greatest concern for their animals and I personally would like to see both of them sold out months in advance.

Cedar Meadow Farms
Julia Cronin

Julia raises pastured poultry, does eggs, turkeys and pigs too, remember that none of us have pastured poultry during the winter. Give Julia a call, visit her web site and order some of the finest products you can buy.

Julia has some big things in her future going on, it's not my place to let the cat out of the bag but lets just say that once she gets where she is going, she will be sold out over a year in advance, her products are that much worth waiting for.

Julia has different chickens that she is totally overjoyed with, their flavor is just knock your socks off great, you MUST get on her list. Julia not only is a friend but she is also a colloborator on our SARE grant request that we just finished titled "A Small Farm Air Chill System" now we wait to hear if the SARE folks like it as much as we do.

Ed and Belinda Learned of Stonyledge Farm would be another fine choice especially if you are looking for beef and I know many people are. I had a call just the other day from a lady looking for pastured beef and about a 1/4 of the requests we get is for beef.
Contact Ed and ask about his beef, he raises the best as many folks who attended the Denison Farm Market will attest to.
Ed also raises pigs and has some about ready to go so call him soon and get on his list.
1-401-377-4514 is the home number and the cell is 860-287-1140
Belinda's e-mail is:,
They don't have a web site yet, guess it's time I introduced them to our web master who just happens to be the best there is, in fact she was the woman wo ran the reenactment at the Farm Market's last event....
Belinda says she also has some eggs and lots of honey, please do call them and support another great local farm.

Belinda also has something very special to announce and again it's not my place
to say anything, but what ever she has up her sleeve I am sure her customers will grow to the point that big Ed can spend more time raising the finest beef and pork.

Now is not the time to be thinking about veggies but another reason to contact Belinda is that she and her folks also have great vegitables, jams, jellies, vinegars (their raspberry vinegar is to die for), and a whole line of great food for your table, if you contact them now you can get on their regular customer list and perhaps even talk them into providing you with your produce for 2007

Another great farm is Country Corners Farm, Bernie can be reached through e-mail to you really should get on his mailing list as he puts out a great newsletter. Bernie also raises some great veggs and especially his "Sweeter than my Grandmother" sweet corn, now I know it is months away from fresh sweet corn time but NOW is the time to get ahold of these folks so you can find out what they have and start planning for 2007.

Buy a freezer, learn to can, support LOCAL farms, get out of the supermarket, learn to dry food, support Julia, learn to freeze fresh veggies, support Belinda,
SLOW down, learn how to make it though the off season like your ancestors did, support Bernie, build a root cellar in your basement, SUPPORT LOCAL FARMS

You can also find more farms in Connecticut by visiting

Speaking of web sites, if you farm and you want business, GET A WEB SITE, in the last year we have had over 15,000 visitors and 64,000 page views, it truely pays to have a web site.

We also want to thank the media, we have been BLESSED by the media, Faith Middleton of Ct Public Radio's Food Smooze who did the absoulte biggest job of getting us hits on our web site by having us on her show, we were truely honored, John Charlton of Fox 61 who filmed for five hours and did an outstanding news clip of us, Lisa Carburg of Ch 30 who also did a great TV clip, Tom Dudchik of The Hartford Courant did a great piece and brought us more customers, also so many newspapers and different writers, The Stonington Times, The Mystic Times, The Mystic River Press, and The Resident. Just yesterday I was contacted by the NY Times for another article.

Finally I want to say THANK YOU to Martha Stewart for buying a turkey from us, I delivered it and another one to her in person, also dropped off a chicken for her to try, I did hear from her assistant that she loved the turkeys and had a lovely Thanksgiving. There was some talk about being on her show, but that to me is just a dream, for if I had the chance to be on national TV and given a short time to present to the public how important it is to support local farms, where they can find these farms and how small farms can get known to the public it would be a heart warming chance to maybe do some good to help others who farm as we do, from the heart, on the land, for the animals.